Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)
days
:
hours
:
minutes
:
seconds

Cricket | International

Jurgensen named B’desh head coach



Australian Shane Jurgensen has been promoted from bowling coach to head coach of Bangladesh on a one-year deal, the Bangladesh Cricket Board said on Saturday.

Jurgensen guided Bangladesh to a 3-2 one-day international series win against West Indies at home in December when acting as interim coach after Englishman Richard Pybus refused to continue in the wake of a contract dispute.

"We had several candidates for the position of head coach. But there was no one better than Jurgensen," said Jalal Younus, the chairman of the BCB media committee.

"So we decided to appoint him as head coach up to December 2013."

Jurgensen's first assignment will be a visit to Sri Lanka for a two-test and three one-day international series starting in March.

Younus said former Pakistani spinner Saqlain Mushtaq could also return to the coaching staff if a deal can be agreed.

"Saqlain told us he will be available for maximum 100 days in a year. We are now trying sort out when actually we need his services. If everything goes according to plan he also can join us," Younus said.

Saqlain worked as spin bowling coach for Bangladesh from August to December last year.



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Neil in New Zealand
Week 1
February 27: Jetlag must be the hardest and most boring subject on earth for sports lovers to...

Kepler Wessels
Unnecessary speculation over Hansie
Although I am in NZ at present I have become aware of the unnecessary controversy that is raging in...

Neil Manthorp
Immy goes missing
There remains bewilderment that the world’s No 1 ranked T20 and ODI bowler was not required by any...

@MikeHaysman
Australia are cheating their punters
There has always been a lot to admire about Australian cricket. Right now though there is plenty to...